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Rance Herren, CFPSD, AI

Certified Fluid Power Design Professional

Director, Technical Services

Founder, Fluid Power SME


With four decades of hydraulic and pneumatic application experience in a variety of roles and industries (including 24 years in Oil and Gas), Rance Herren is widely recognized by his peers as an expert in fluid power system design, troubleshooting and failure analysis. Mr. Herren is an IFPS Accredited Fluid Power Instructor, graduate of the Industrial Controls Technology program at California State University Fullerton, the Industrial Electrical Technology program at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, California and holds multiple advanced fluid power certifications. In addition to speaking at industry trade shows and conferences, he has authored several articles in leading trade publications on fluid power trends, the skilled trades gap, and the need for fluid power education and certification. Mr. Herren is also the former chair of the Fluid Power Hall of Fame; past President (2016) and board member of the International Fluid Power Society where he continues as a lifetime member, technical contributor, collaborator, and advisor.

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